BRANFILL, Brydges Robinson

BRANFILL, Brydges Robinson. Upminster, Essex 22.11.1834 — Billericay, Essex 26.5.1905. British Colonial Officer in India. From 1854 in Bengal Cavalry, Lieutenant-colonel (1876). From 1871 Deputy-Superintendent in Trigonometrical Survey of India, in charge of Madras Party (in Bangalore). Retired as Major-General in 1884. In retirement lived in Essex. Married, children.

Publications: articles in Indian journals, e.g. “On the names of places in Tanjore”, MJLS 1879, 43-92; “Descriptive Remarks on the Seven Pagodas”, MJLS 1880, 82-232 (Mahabalipuram); “On the Sâvandurga Rude Stone Cemetery, Central Maisur”, IA 10, 1880; “Description of the Great Siva temple of Gangai Kondapuram and of some other places in the Trichinopoli District”, JASB 49:1, 1880, 1-8 (cf. IA 10, 1880); “On Vijnôt and other old sites in N.E. Sindh”, IA 11, 1881.

Sources: J.J. Howard, Visitation of England and Wales. Vol. 17. Not in Br. Biogr. Arch. 1st and 2nd Series, not in the N.U.C.

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